Dodge Industries Inc. launches The Dodge Hangers® in the U.S. market, as the 2015 building season begins, in order to provide a new and improved methodology for American builders and homeowners. The installation of the starter row of wall sheathing and siding at the mudsill foundation and roof decking at the roof edge, in particular, is notoriously difficult, labor intensive, and dangerous. Often inappropriately installed, imperfections in current sheathing methods result in costly repairs due to dry rot, pest infestation and weather damage. The Dodge Hangers® greatly improve seam quality, mudsill protection, exponentially reduce set-up and installation times, and thus save costs overall.
"I was a custom home builder for over 30 years and saw my share of unnecessary damage to homes that was the result of improper sheathing, and I've also seen my share of workers being injured by trying to handle heavy sheet goods at the ground level and high on the roof," said Monty Dodge, inventor of The Dodge Hangers and founder of Dodge Industries Inc., "I invented the hangers as a response to this and the trend I've been seeing away from quality, in favor of speed production. With The Dodge Hangers you can have speed, safety, and a high quality, uniform installation that you can do by yourself, be proud of your work, and the cost is minimal."
The Dodge Hangers can be attached to the tip of the rafter tail end to create a saddle that can support a heavy sheet of oriented strand board or plywood on the roof, allowing a worker to lock the material into place for a no movement nail-off (www.dodgehangers.com/roofing/). Falls and being struck by objects account for 47.2% of construction deaths in private industry (www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html).
The hangers can also be attached to the mudsill, allowing one man to set the heavy sheathing on the hangers easily and effortlessly to complete a uniform installation of the material around the structure, either even with the mudsill foundation line or below it (www.dodgehangers.com/sheathing/). A majority of states require either a drop in the sheathing or the siding to seal the mudsill foundation line. The hangers are imprinted on the outer lip to provide for this identification and to allow the hangers to be specified in building plans. The hangers can also be used to install siding products on the sheathing (www.dodgehangers.com/siding/) and to correct flaws related to out of level foundations.
The Dodge Hangers are proudly made in the U.S.A. of stainless steel, making them ideal for use with any type of lumber, in any region. They consist of four main designs: The Dodge Hanger Top Leveler®, the Dodge Hanger Rear®, the Dodge Hanger Bottom®, and the Dodge Hanger Corner®. The hangers come in different saddle width sizes to fit the different thicknesses of the material being installed.
Experience quality and accuracy. Simplify installation. Save time, labor and money. Increase profits. Reduce call-backs, warranty work and repairs. Improve safety and ergonomics.
The Company is working with distributors to bring this proprietary product line to consumers. Builders and DIY'ers can go to www.dodgehangers.com to locate a store in their area, or to make direct purchases on-line. Contact Dodge Industries about sales or other business related opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dodge Industries Inc. was established in 2012 to design, develop and market innovative, proprietary new products and systems, By Builders For Builders™, with the Made in the U.S.A. quality stamp.